The Shortest War of All Time - Anglo-Zanzibar War - One Minute History
Anglo-Zanzibar War: The Shortest War In History
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The Anglo-Zanzibar War was a military conflict fought between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate in August 1896. The conflict lasted between 38 and 45 minutes, marking it as the shortest recorded war in history. The immediate cause of the war was the death of the pro-British Sultan Hamad bin Thuwaini and the subsequent succession of Sultan Khalid bin Barghash.